The program will include a day of action, break-out sessions, and interactive discussions that examine ways to create coalitions to work on issues like raising family wages, health and education, and civil rights & immigration.
The Nation Magazine contributing writer John Nichols will keynote the summit. Other community, labor, and policy experts will speak during panel discussions and break out sessions, including Pam Jochum, Iowa Senate President, Mike Owen, Iowa Policy Project, Tammy Wawro, ISEA president, Inclusive Dubuque, and others tba.
"We can help to shape the presidential debate for 2016 to focus more on issues related to working families," said Bruce Clark, president of the Dubuque Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. "I want to see broader understanding of the number of issues from raising wages, to supporting families, to protecting civil rights, so that we all understand each other's issues and can support each other."
The summit will run from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Dubuque campus of Northeast Iowa Community College, 700 Main Street Dubuque. More information about the agenda and arrangements will be provided in the coming weeks.
Participants and Sponsors so far include : the Dubuque Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; Iowa Federation of Labor, AFLCIO; ISEA; NAACP; Inclusive Dubuque; LULAC; Presentation Lantern Center, and others.
The event is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Free handicapped accessible is available in the city ramp less than one block away.
For more information and to Register for the summit, visit our Facebook Page - Working Families Summit: https://www.facebook.com/
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 10 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Northeast Iowa Community College; 700 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
COST: Free and open to the public!
Participants in the program are available for interviews prior to the event. Please contact us to arrange interviews.